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Police Investigate Arson – Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release

Police Investigate Arson – Dartmouth

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At 3:47 a.m., 16 May, Halifax Regional Police and HRM Fire & Emergency responded to a structure fire inside an apartment building in the 30 block of Lakefront Road Dartmouth.​ Multiple callers reported seeing smoke from the building.​

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HRM Fire attended and extinguished the fire at4:25 a.m.​ Halifax Transit has a bus on site as a temporary shelter for 12 tenants (adults and children) that have been evacuated.​ No one was injured.

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Fire Investigators confirmed the fire was intentionally set and the arson investigation has been turned over to police.​ The arson investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.​ Police will remain on scene for the Forensic Identification Section to process the scene in day light.

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Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5016.​

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Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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